April 30, 2001
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara golf team shot a combined 288, for even par, two strokes behind UC Irvine, during the first round of play at Serrano Country Club. The Gauchos were led by junior J.R. Becko who shot a field-best four-under 68 through the first 18 holes of competition.
Jeff Wood is tied for ninth overall after a one-under 71. The second round will be concluded later this afternoon, and the championship will conclude with the third and final round tomorrow.